Indians Sweep Blue Jays

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David Facaros

This weekend the Cleveland Indians took on the team up north in a four game series. Over the corse of the series the Indians scored eleven more runs than the Blue Jays, paired with stellar pitching.

On Sunday, Toronto was no match for Mike Clevinger, who was stopped only by upper back tightness that forced him from the game after five scoreless innings. The Indians ace struck out 10 and allowed one hit to lead the Cleveland IndiansĀ over the struggling Blue Jays 3-1 for a four-game sweep. Clevinger felt his back tighten up on his second pitch of the fifth.

He breezed through the inning with two strikeouts and a ground out, then mentioned the issue after reaching the dugout. Although this was a minor injury, the pitching coach Carl Willis decided to pull him because he doesn’t want this to turn into something bigger. Over his first two starts Clevinger has pitched 12 shutout innings to go along with 22 strikeouts.

Senior Adam Hascher said, “Mike Clevinger is really making a case for himself to be a Cy Young winner this year.”

The offense is slowly starting to heat up for the Indians. Carlos Santana has been the backbone for Cleveland so far this year as he hit a walk off home run to kick off the series against the Jays. The Indians hope to have Lindor and Kipnis in their lineup soon to help wake up the bats.

RHP Corey Kluber (0-2, 5.23 ERA) will start for Cleveland as they take on the Detriot Tigers in a three game series.